The PHHS orchestra program encompasses all disciplines of classical stringed instruments, including violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Orchestra 1,2 (9th grade) is a course offered during the regular school day. The course provides students opportunities to participate in musical experiences that develop skills in orchestral playing. Students will learn and play quality, challenging orchestral literature in an ensemble setting with technical skill and musical knowledge.

Orchestra 3,4 is a course offered during the regular school day. This course continues instruction begun in Orchestra 1,2 and is designed to give students an opportunity to develop performance skills and improve their string technique. Students in this course will play a challenging range of orchestral literature representing a variety of cultures and time periods. They will be able to sight-read moderately difficult music with accuracy and compose music in distinct styles. The opportunity to work with wind and percussion players as part of a full orchestra is also possible.

Concert Attire

All students are expected to wear concert attire at all concerts. Click the button below for concert attire examples. 

Orchestra Performances

The PHHS Orchestra performs concerts at Patrick Henry's performing arts building, PHAME, throughout the year.

Check out past performances on YouTube:

String Camp is held during the summer for students interested in enhancing their music education